Pauline A. Thibault
1920 – 2010
WATERVILLE — Pauline A. Thibault, 90, of Winslow, passed away Thursday, April 1, at The Woodlands, with family by her side.
She was born in Hamlin Plantation, March 2, 1920, the daughter of Denis and Melvina (Roi) Langlais. She attended school in Van Buren before her family moved to Lewiston, where she made her home for several years. She married Raymond H. Thibault on May 30, 1942 in Lewiston.
After moving to Winslow with her husband and children in 1961, she went to work for C.F. Hathaway for more than 20 years. She made many lifelong friends there.
She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish attending St. John the Baptist Church in Winslow. Pauline, or “Memere” as she was known to many, loved reading and doing crossword puzzles, until her eye sight no longer allowed her to do so. She enjoyed watching, or most often listening to her TV …especially old movies, CNN and Court TV.
She loved cooking everyone’s “favorite” meals for their birthdays. She truly enjoyed going out to eat with family and friends and traveling to Florida, to visit her sons with her husband. It always gave her great joy to spend time with her family, especially if Maine lobster was on the menu.
Surviving are one daughter, Jill Fortin and her husband, Michael, of Winslow; her brother, Eugene Langlais of Lewiston; sisters, Blanche LeGendre, Lucille DeHetre and Doreen Lebrun of Lewiston, Georgette Reny of Augusta and Jeannine Poulin of Texas; seven grandchildren, Tammy Thibault of Alabama, Tom Thibault of California, Danielle Vargas of Florida, Jamela Wilson and Gretchen Wilson of Lewiston and Jessica Calvo and Michelle Fortin of Winslow; along with 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Raymond; her two sons, Raymond and Paul; her sisters, Simone Emond and Yvette Roux; and brothers, Arthur and George Langlais.
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff at The Woodlands for the care given to her in the last nine months and the compassion they demonstrated during the last week of her life. Also a special thank -you to close friends, Vi Gilbert and Rita Rheaume for spending countless hours with “Memere.”